Fund Supports Grants for Alternative Lifestyles

Private Funder: Arcus Nat’l Fund (formerly Jon L. Stryker Foundation); Opportunity: 2017 funding programs; Funding Focus: Social equity, public awareness and understanding, health and safety and scientific inquiry; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies, the fund made $30 million in grants last year; Deadline: Rolling (letter of inquiry-grants are awarded four times annually).

Summary: Grants support efforts to improve the quality of life for the gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender (GLBT) community. This program’s grantmaking focuses on the following three goal areas: 1) increased LGBT understanding and acceptance among youth and communities of color through culturally relevant messages and messengers; 2) strengthened leadership among activists working across movements or in alliances where LGBT issues are meaningfully integrated; and 3) increased social and economic protections for LGBT youth, with an emphasis on LGBT youth of color.

Info: https://goo.gl/MC6ii9 (NOFA); www.arcusfoundation.org; loi@arcusfoundation.org (letter of inquiry), 44 West 28th Street, 17th Floor; New York, New York 10001; telephone: 212-488-3000.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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